After The Spill
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren’t the worst things facing Louisiana’s coastline today. It is that the state is fast disappearing.
When on Earth Day 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank many in Louisiana predicted it would change the state’s coastline forever, both its economy and its people. How has the coast changed in the past five years?
A follow-up to our 2010 film ‘SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories,’ this new film introduces us to some of the spill’s most aggrieved victims as well as those who are desperately trying to save its coastline. Writer and historian John Barry who launched a suit against 97 oil and gas companies attempting to get them to pay their fair share for reparations caused by their explorations. Consultant and native son James Carville who manages to find some hope in new technologies that may save the coast. And Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, the man who saved New Orleans post-Katrina, whose new passion is for a Green Army he has recruited.
Marine Ventures is a co-funder of the film and Tom McMurray is an executive producer. You can find out more at Ocean 8 Films.